About Tara Ackerson
Lt Ackerson is a 15-year veteran of the Omaha Police Department. She has experience in the Uniform Patrol Bureau as well as the Criminal Investigations Bureau. Lt Ackerson is currently assigned as the Lieutenant of the Special Victim’s Unit and oversees the Child Abuse, Child Sexual Assault, Missing Persons, and Sex Trafficking Units. She has spent the last 6 years in the Special Victim’s Unit as an officer, sergeant, and now lieutenant. Lt Ackerson has spent the last 21 years in professions that serve children and families struggling with mental illness, substance abuse, and behavior issues. This has resulted in on-going collaboration with multiple outside agencies to include Child Advocacy Centers, Department of Health and Human Services, Child Protective Services, and the court system. Lt Ackerson has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Briar Cliff University and a Master’s Degree in Forensic Psychology from Nebraska Wesleyan University.